Limes (2)


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Lime is a term referring to a citrus fruit which is typically round, green, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing sour (acidicpulp. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key limePersian limekaffir lime, and desert lime (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

An allergy to lime triggers symptoms similar to those seen with a citrus allergy, the ImmunoCAP website explains. Ingesting lime products or touching any part of a lime can cause skin reactions in those allergic to the fruit (Marks, 2013).

Common Uses:

In cooking, lime is valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest. It is a common ingredient in authentic MexicanVietnamese and Thai dishes. It is also used for its pickling properties in ceviche. Some guacamole recipes call for lime juice (Wikipedia, nd).

 1 fruit (2″ dia) (67 g)

Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 68 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 1.9 g 7%
Sugar 1.1 g
Protein 0.5 g 1%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 1%

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

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